Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Guest Designer - Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #61 - National Garden Month

I have the honour of joining the wonderful design team this week over at Die Cuttin Divas for Challenge #61 - National Garden Month. I am sharing this experience with with my friend Jessica at Craftin' and Scrapin'. I want to start by thanking Georgiana and the rest of the design team at Die Cuttin Divas for this opportunity. 

Last time I used these boots from Cricut cartridge Paisley I was so happy with how it turned out, that I wanted to use them again. I had an idea to have flowers spilling out of the gardening boots. I didn't have a flower punch so I used the next best thing hearts. I glued two hearts to the top of some floral wire, that I found at the Dollar Store. I curled then in the end of a paint brush and adhered them the the back of the boot. I used a dotted embossing folder on the boot and embellished them with buttons. I tried to keep the colours earthy and I finished it all off with some gardening twine and another heart. 

I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Link your project at Die Cuttin Divas


  1. love your card! those boots are so cute..love how you put the buttons on them! great job!

  2. OMG! Colin I found you on Die Cutin' Diva's and had to stop by to tell you that your card is fabulous! I love the hearts coming out of the rain boots. So clever. I'm a new follower. -Tami

  3. What a great idea top have the hearts coming out of the boots like that! I love it!! I found you on Die Cuttin Diva's - congrats on being a guest designer! I'm a new follower. :)

  4. Love how creative this is! My garden boots never look this fabulous. Great job with the challenge...congrats on being a guest designer. TFS Cathie

  5. Oh my gosh!!! This is awesome!!! I so love the hearts on the floral wire!!! And them coming out of the top of the boots!! And those dotted boots are wonderful! Your card is wonderful!! I love it!!!! :)

  6. hi colin! thanks for stopping by my blog during the teacher's appreciation hop! you're so sweet. i'm YOUR newest follower. :)

  7. Congrats on your guest designer spot!!!! You did a great job on your project, so creative!

  8. Congrats on being a guest designer on our blog. Your project is amazing. Love how you embossed the boots.


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  10. Simply gorgeous! I love the hearts spilling out of the boots. And a BIG CONGRATS on the guest designer, you really deserve it!

    Carol from Carol's Creations

  11. Your card is so adorable, Colin, love those hearts on wires!--Pat N.

  12. This is just the coolest card ever, Colin!! I absolutely love the hearts on wires...so stinkin' creative!! I love how you curled them, too, on the end of a paintbrush!! The boots are so goregous!! What an awesome project!! And congrats on your so-deserved guest designer spot!! You did a fabulous job :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Colin,
    What a great card, Love the way you make the hearts on the card.
    Congrats to be a guest designer on our blog DCD!


  14. This is so creative Colin, so cute! The embossing on the boots look so good also! Great job on the guest spot!


  15. Thanks for being a Guest Designer at Die Cuttin' Divas this week. I love this card. I can see so many possibilities.

    Have a great day,
    Carson's Creations